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Ellis Alves
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Rita Fiore hires Spenser to determine if two-time loser Ellis Alves really did kill a college coed. Soon everybody wants him off the case, from the investigating officer to the parents of the dead girl's boyfriend; and a professional hitman named Rugar is trying to kill him. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Robert B. Parker's Small Vices  »

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Joe Mantegna was Parker's personal choice for the role of Spenser. He often said he was.dissatisfied with Robert Urich in the role most likely due to his young age. See more »

Quotes

Spenser: [referring to the Gray Man, who has just threatened them both] We're both safe until I make another move on the Alves case.
Susan Silverman: How can you be so sure?
Spenser: What makes him deadly is he says what he means, and he means what he says. It would be his trademark. He warned me off the case. If I'm off, he takes his money and goes home. If I'm not, he kills me.
Susan Silverman: You know this man?
Spenser: Not specifically.
Susan Silverman: But you know people like him.
Spenser: Yeah.
Susan Silverman: He's like... Hawk.
Spenser: Yeah, he is.
Susan Silverman: And he's like you.
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i saw it because richard farnsworth was in it,but was pleasantly surprised
31 May 2000 | by (new york, n.y.) – See all my reviews

Plot is more original than most; I even learned something about drilling for oil. Joe Montegna is always watchable,one of most underrated actors. And Farnsworth,in small but important role, is always a joy to watch.


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